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Jocelyn Ford is a freelance correspondent based in Beijing. She contributes to a variety of U.S. public radio shows, including Radio Lab, Marketplace, PRI’s The World and Studio 360, and recently started producing videoblogs for Science Friday.
From 2002-2006 Ford was Beijing Bureau Chief for Marketplace. Prior to opening Marketplace's Beijing bureau, she was Tokyo Bureau Chief (1994-2000). In 2001 she worked for China Radio International (CRI), where she became the first foreigner to broadcast news live following the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
Ford launched her career in print reporting for Japan's Kyodo News Service, where she became the first foreign journalist assigned to the Japanese prime minister's press corps.
Currently, Ford chairs the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China's media freedom committee, which is working to reduce reporting restrictions on foreign correspondents in China.
Honors include the Overseas Press Club award for best broadcast business reporting. Her interests include classical Indian dance and rock climbing. While studying in Taiwan, she played French horn in the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra.